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Title: The Salento Isthmus Project
Author(s): BURGERS, Gert-Jan
Volume: 69 Date: 1994
In recent years Southern Italy has witnessed an upsurge of archaeological research on integration processes in antiquity. Both hellenisation and romanisation of the local Italic societies have become major research themes. Although many of the approaches involved have adopted greco- and romano-centric perspectives respectively, they have brought about some dawning contours on the material culture of the Italic societies. Gradually, however, the awareness is growing that, if we are to understand the character and consequences of the interactions between Greeks and Romans on the one hand and the local communities on the other, these contours have to be refined and attention has to be paid to socio-political and economic organisation (see in particular Lombardo 1984; 1993; Whitehouse and Wilkins 1989).